Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Complete Burning Ban In Nanaimo - Aug. 17

Province bans campfires
City follows suit
Burning ban includes cooking fires

"With the recent notice from the Province of an increase to the fire risk, Nanaimo Fire Rescue is advising residents there is now a complete burning ban in the City of Nanaimo.  We want to remind residents to be vigilant and report any fire activity quickly."  -  Capt. Ennis Mond Nanaimo Fire Rescue 

The Province of British Columbia has placed a ban on campfires.  The City of Nanaimo will follow suit with a complete burning ban (including cooking fires) effective Wednesday August 17th, beginning at noon.

The following are permitted:
cooking devices fueled by propane, natural gas, naptha, kerosene, charcoal briquets or electricity such as barbecues, grills, smokers, portable or fixed campfire devices.  It is important to ensure briquets are fully extinguished after use.

Contact Parks and Recreation for any information on City Parks at 250-756-5200.

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